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HIV rash

Recently I was possibly exposed to HIV.  Unprotected anal(almost 2 mins), and very brief unprotected vag(maybe 20-30 secs).  I do not know if the female is HIV+.  At exactly 2 weeks and 3 days, I experienced flu like symptoms.  Mainly a very hard cough(occasionally coughing up phlym), and runny nose.  I didn't think twice about this, considering I work outside and was not appropiately dressed.  My dismay began, when I saw a pimple like rash developing on my forearms shortly after, the same pimple like rash that I noticed on my lower stomach - weeks/months before my exposure.  I wouldn't worry, but its now 7 weeks since that horrible exposure, and now this 'rash' is spreading on my arms, mainly forearms and back of elbows(mainly around bones) - also on my upper thigh.  Some have developed on my scrotum as well!  I very deeply regret this, I believe she slipped something in my drink.  I had a condom on but didnt fully notice it was broken until the sex was over(I felt the cold air, but due to either the alcohol or 'mystery drug', I couldn't fully focus).  During my flu-like symptoms, I noticed that oddly I didn't have a fever.  Just alot of phlym and 'snot'.  Could ARS have made my rash WORSE?  I am horrified... HORRIFIED!!!  In this day and age, you never know WHAT things could be.  I only pray its not HIV and one of the LESSER stds.  Could this possibly be Herpes Zoster or Synplex?  ANY help is VERY much appreciated!
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Had you used a condom you wouldn't be on this forum. See a doctor for your rash and cold and setup up testing for HIV and STDs.
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I had one on Teak, but it broke.  I just want to know is that common for an ARS rash to stay around for that long?
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Read your main post, where do you say that you had protected sex and the condom broke? Get with the program when asking your questions. No one here is a mind reader. See your doctor for your symtoms none of them are indictative to ARS.
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Thank you for your time, but I did state that I had a condom on... " I had a condom on but didnt fully notice it was broken until the sex was over(I felt the cold air, but due to either the alcohol or 'mystery drug', I couldn't fully focus)."

I didn't mean to upset ANYBODY on this forum, I just wanted some input, that's all.  Thank you for your time Teak.  I apologize if my post in some way has made u bitter or angry...  
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having unprotected sex can potentially put one at risk...as you well know.  symptoms are never a good indicator of infection...as those same symptoms can be associated with a multitude of other things...as evidenced by your rash being there before your exposure.

you can do a test at 6-8 weeks to get a good indication of your status...but follow that up with a test at 3 months for a conclusive result.
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Thank you both.  I have been reading on this forum for most of the night.  I am going to get tested today(6 week).  I was hoping that my rash(still spreading) wasn't indicative to ARS.  According to many here, I believe it was said that the ARS time frame was only 2 weeks to 3weeks.  I first noticed the bumps on January 5, 2009.  If it was ARS, I believe the rash would have disappeared, or at least it wouldn't still be spreading.  Thank you both again.  I will try and get some sleep.
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